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times are among the highest in the country and let's not forget that taxes and spending in recent years to support the plan are under governor duval patrick have gone up substantially. we'll look at more of the claims by president obama in just a moment, but first, president obama now not the only one stonewalling for his health care plan. secretary secretary kathleen sebelius trying to get some answers about the disastrous obama care rollout. nbc news steve handelsman joins us. >> part of the parade of horribles as president obama calls it is millions of americans losing their health care and that's happening here on capitol hill, obama hhs secretary kathleen sebelius says blame insurance companies for millionses of americans getting lers and emails that they're getting dropped. republicans said president obama, with the help of kathleen sebelius, won reelection promising that if you like your health care coverage, if you like your insurance, if you like your doctor you can keep them. that, said a republican, amounts to political deception. >> millions of individuals who by listening t
in any temperature, even cold. tideod pop in. stand out. ♪ 'cause i'm the tax man, yeah, i'm the tax man♪ >> i love that music, i mean, that's just perfect because higher taxes may be coming thanks to obamacare. a report in the new york times that says millions of people will get free health coverage under obamacare. grover norquist joins us on the demands for ever more taxes. we're about a minute from the opening bell. come in from chicago, larry levin. look, larry, i've got a new poll from citigroup that says that 20 very rich families keep 39% of their assets in cash, only 25% in stocks. i'm surprised as so much cash. what does it tell you? >> well, it tells you those people have a whole lot of money, stuart and they've got less problems than a lot of people, even a lot of traders down here, you know, if you're going to keep-- >> do you think they're worried? do you think they're nervous with stocks as an all-time high and bonds doing very well, too? are they nervous? >> again, i think they may be nervous to a certain extent. you should be a little nervous when the markets are on t
for by the payroll tax. that's called -- a kind of single payer. but the republicans for years have been saying -- no we don't want it that way. we want private insurers. we want a profit motive the we want a market. and indeed if you look back, historically, richard mixston came up with a proposal that was very, very close to the affordable care act. democrats didn't like it. it wasn't close enough to social security and medicare. mitt romney, the reason the president is -- in massachusetts is because obama care was modeled exactly after romney care in massachusetts. including the individual man date, which mitt romney after he signed that into law and was asked where did the mandate come from. he said an idea from the heritage foundation. and i heard from it through newt gingrich. that's where -- that's where this comes, this comes from. so for republicans now to turn around and say, oh, we think this is just awful. we don't like any of this. well it its beyond ironic. it is sort of -- tragic and combic com comic. >> secretary sebelius -- >> the president made it clear. and our policy was put
like to go to a party with some of those people? >> maybe not. but we work hard and send our tax money in and waste is the way sebelius and the rest of the bozos. >> from the chairman on down on the republican side except for ryan i have yet to see one that -- >> they put this website online october 1st and it wasn't ready and spent a lot of americans' tax money doing it. >> i'm not for it. >> should have had a nice afternoon on the hill today? >> no, but have some people with intelligence asking some questions. >> this is the thing you pointed out early are. sebelius frustration caught on a hot mike. >> i have a unanimous consent request. i'd like -- madam secretary -- >> don't do this to me. >> is she referring to her staff trying to give her something at the time? i can understand that. like if the producer would be yelling something in your ear right now, which he's not. what are you doing to me? i got this. i can handle it. i do think that if you were just coming in to watch the hearing, you're dipping in and out as an american, you're listening to this, you want her to be able to
digging their heels in, french footballers say they'll strike over the planned super tax on the rich. >>> and police in canada say they have video of toronto's mayor apparently smoking a crack pipe. ♪ ♪ >>> welcome to al jazerra, it was an ambitious order, end syria's ability to produce chemical weapons. but it appears to have been done and ahead of schedule. the announcement from the world chemical weapons watchdog means syria can't produce any new chemical weapons. but damascus still has to destroy its chemical arsenal. kim explains how we got to this points. >> reporter: on august 21st, at least 1400 were killed, in what survivors called a chemical massacre. within days, the u.s. and its allies would condemn it too. >> this was not only a direct attack on human dignity, it's a serious threat to our national security. >> reporter: president obama quickly threatening military action against syria. syrian president bashar al-assad denied at tack and sent a warning to the u.s. >> you can expect everything. >> reporter: but polight i cannily, obama garnered support. >> the chemical
by rebels. >> taxing times for the super rich in france, footballers threaten to strike. >> i have the sports, including: >> it's been 95 years in the making as the boston red sox win the world series at fenway park. >> a top story out of syria, an important milestone has been reached in the effort to destroy syria's chemical weapons. the world's chemical weapons watchdog says all of the declared facilities for producing the weapons have now been destroyed. while the international community has focus said on chemical weapons, 1 million syrians currently live undersiege in their own country. many struggle to survive, and take shelter when they can. for this resident, feeding her family is a life threatening task. >> as you can see, we're a big, extended family. there are 30 kids here. i, my daughter and her kids, we have no one but mighty allah. this has been home for us for three months and we get two bundles of bread a day. one girl came home late yesterday, almost 11:00 at night. she went to the camp to bring bread. it cost nearly $4. my daughter went to the camp to bring flour,
unionized, hearns before taxes about $1,800 a month. does have health insurance through wal-mart but they take options. is encouraged by the company to spend $300 a month buying walmart stock which is useless to her. she will never retire anyway. there buying their stock. i said of what do you eat? she said i am supposed to eat healthy food because i have diabetes but i eat tv dinners from wal-mart and often can't afford it so i go to bed hungry. she was too sixth to take a bus to work and to know how to drive so had to pay her neighbor gas money to drive her to work at walmart. to me that is near poverty. people who according to walmart are doing okay because they're a couple dollars an hour above minimum wage but no way are they doing okay. they don't have any economic security and there are millions of workers all over this country but especially in the south because a lot of the poverty is concentrated in places like texas all over the country workers in that kind of situation. one of the things i thought was most stunningly disingenuous about the last election campaign
, but the prospect of raising taxes remains a sticking point. >> simply taking more from the hard-working families of america just isn't the answer. i know my republican colleagues feel the same. so i want to say this from the get-go. if we look at this conference as an argument about taxes, we're not going to get anywhere. the way to raise revenue from our perspective is to grow the economy, to get people back to work. >> compromise runs both ways. while we scour programs to find responsible savings, republicans are also going to have to work with us to scour the bloated tax code and close some wasteful tax loopholes and special interest subsidies because it is unfair and unacceptable to ask seniors and families to bear this burden alone. >> ifill: the committee has until december 13 to hammer out an agreement. otherwise, the next round of cuts will kick in next year. we'll have more on this, later in the program. there's word that the national the deficit ran $680 billion -l last month. the first time red ink has fallen below a trillion dollars in five years. today's report said revenues rose by
st to sign up for coverage next year. and avoid new tax penalties. today's announcement had been expected - since the white house has been promising quick action to fix the many technical problems with the website. >> getting health care in california has been relatively easy compared to what's happening nationally with "obamacare" still, moving the penalty deadline back to march 31st is a relief for californians who are on the fence about their healthcare coverage. i just got off the phone with the executive director peter lee. >> this is great, this is very clear for us to be able to do or marketing. and if you want to wait until 2014? you will not get a penalty if you sign between open enrollment. open enrollment. >> from the beginning covered california has had far fewer glitches than the national website, in fact the executive director has been on the phone with the president. >> we've had calls with the president.of millions of americans and we have had talks and he does care a lot about this working because we are changing the lives of millions of americans. >> so far cove
exceptional sxichl standing strong with israel and lower taxes and decentralization of federal government to lower level and sanctity of human live and less regulation and taxation and lidigation. and president obama he can't be blamed for a economy that is killing for the mitted class or broken promiseless for taxes going up for people making 200,000 or coping your health plan or doctor or dismal standing in the eyes of the nation of the world. even our friends are spitting mad at us. it turns out it is not his fault. because he didn't know anything about it. any of it. >> it is not manage i have followed closely. but we don't know. i am not familiar. he indicated he was not aware of what was happening in fast and furious. certainly i was not. >> i mean, i don't know. there was a lot development of the website. i don't know. >> nobody understood what was taking place. >> we don't have independent knowledge. he found in the nows report. >> i first learned about it in the same news reports that most people learn body this. >> it is it good things that a newspaper gets delivered to the whi
are available to them, including tax credits that are available to .hem we will continue that effort, including with the new resident remarks tonight. >> this week, there will be talks on iran's nuclear program in you jeanie buss. -- in geneva. what you expect from these talks? >> i would say a couple of things. as the president has said, the history of mistrust between the united states and the islamic republic of iran is deep and it will not be erased overnight. is nott we are doing now about trust. we are engaged in serious and substantive negotiations, but offering the possibility that we can stop the advancement of these nuclear activities. resolve the international community's concerns about the nuclear program in iran. our goal is to achieve a verifiable agreement that does not allow iran to obtain a nuclear weapon. and we have said the window is open for us to pursue this option. goal of notur allowing iran to possess a nuclear weapon, and i'm going to aggressively pursue that while the window is open, but it will not remain open indefinitely. we are going into this with eyes wide open,
to cover in the next hour. upcoming guests, scott wiener, san francisco's supervisor. tax on sugary drinks. >> also, the union for bart have ordered to have a new contract. we will hear from him live in studio coming up within the hour. >> first, breaking news in oakland. a two alarm house fire spreading fast. it broke out this morning around 6:20. right now there's no word of anyone hurt. we have calls to fire officials and will bring you the latest when it comes to the newsroom. >> a federal prosecutor providing new details about the shooting inside lax. the suspected gunman allegedly shot a tsa officer at point blank range on friday, then went up an escalator, came back down, and shot the same man again. he's been charged with murdering a federal officer and could face the death penalty. investigators say he was not a ticketed passenger. he was dropped off at the airport before the shooting. as carter evans tells us, authorities say he had more than one weapon. >> reporter: federal authorities announced the man who opened fire on tsa officers at delhi international airport carried with
? similar tax measures were defeated last year in richmond and almonte. >> it's a national trend that appears to be growing. we spoke with the san francisco supervisor scott wiener who discussed the possibility of a surcharge on sodas. it's his idea. the supervisor said that drinking them is a health risk. >> there is growing specific evidence that south air drinks are a leading cause of a spike in type 2 diabetes and that has to do with the way they absorbed into the bodies. they a direct cause. >> and for most americans, it might seem odd these days for sugar to join the list of big bad things like liquor or tobacco, the sip tax of the past -- syntax of the past. how do you think this is going to go over? >> they're a major, major health problem like tobacco. >> it's similar to that. the judged -- let me ask you this: what is the idea? is it to get money for programs for health and education for kids about not drinking south air drippings or to make it more expensive and prohibit it for people to buy it and they buy less of it. >> we're not prohibiting anything. it's like a tob
the treasury department showed a combination of more revenue like taxes and less spending. that led to a gap of $680 billion. guess what. it takes revenues and spending cuts to cut the deficit. they ought to work together on that. $2.08 billion is how much americans are spending on candy for halloween this year. never mind the declarations for the national retail federation. they expect an additional $2.6 billion on costumes and more people in my neighborhood i swear do halloween decorations than for the holidays. 75 days is how many we have before the primary for the special election for the late bill young and florida primary will be key to see the better position for the march 11 general election. the special election of one of the most competitive seats left in the house of representatives. 16 is how many democratic women senators all in fact signed in a private letter to hillary clinton urging her to run for president in 2016. they spilled the beans about it and a list in new york on monday, sources say barbara boxer led the effort that included other names mentioned as candidates inclu
, for french footballers is kicking off as francois hollande holds firm on his top tier tax rate. we'll cross to paris at 10:20 cet. >>> and twitter's road show continues with the social media firm visiting chicago today. the company's set to start trading next thursday. but is the ipo price too conservative? we'll discuss that and plenty more coming up after this. [ female announcer ] what if the next big thing, isn't a thing at all? it's lots of things. all waking up. connecting to the global phenomenon we call the internet of everything. ♪ it's going to be amazing. and exciting. and maybe, most remarkably, not that far away. we're going to wake the world up. and watch, with eyes wide, as it gets to work. cisco. tomorrow starts here. >>> part nationalized financing rbs will be creating an internal bad bank to separate toxic assets from the rest of its business. that as the lender's sole losses narrow from a year ago. it announced it was setting aside another 250 pounds for ppi selling provisions. rbs warned of a substantial full year loss. it expects litigation charges to continue. our br
-do tax code, reform entitlement spending and reset spending levels. so the question is will this happen? can this happen? >> i think what we will see is resetting the spending levels. only for the next year. they only have two months and 13 days between now and the january 15th deadline. that's when the current spending plan expires. that's not a lot of time to put together something as comprehensive as this grand bargain. it would involve the tax code and entitlement spending and things that a are so huge and gaps that are so wide between the two parties, there is just not enough time to get that done. so where does that leave congress and the budget deal? it is going to be a focus on the current spending level and how we move into fiscal 2014. we have this temporary spending bill, but they need to come up with a deal that will last through 2014 and that will deal with remember the sequester that is the automatic budget cuts that come down every year. it is $110 billion automatically on january 15th. they want to stop that a from happening on the democratic side. on the republican side
with our payroll tax to attract businesses -- to give a payroll tax exemption for new hires is not a good policy. changing from a payroll tax to a gross receipts tax, where it is not based on the number of employees you have and how much they are paid, but how much business you have, your business, is a better tax structure that does not harm businesses to hire more people. harman is a strong word, but does not attach the tax to your number of employees. it is a better structure, i believe. we do a lot of things to support businesses. muni improvements happening downtown, in the more distant parts of the city. supporting businesses. infrastructure we are putting in, sidewalks, lighting. all of this is important to businesses. lots of concentration on that in the downtown area. i see it as one of the big thing that we offer. we also have a pretty city. that attracts a lot of businesses. we have certain parts of the city that have really great thinking going on. you see california, as of state. our hospitals attract a lot of minds and attention. -- uc california, sf state. >> it looks like
year's crisis in washington? what they did was, they raised taxes, and they cut spending through the sequester. and that's had a fairly predictable result. it's been good for the deficit. take a look at this chart, and you'll see the deficit as a percent of gdp has gone down dramatically since 2009 when it was 9.2%. 2013, just 4.1%. 79% of the decrease the government says it due to tax receipts. record tax receipts in 2013, up $325 billion from 2012. that's up 13%. so the tax man is getting his cut of this improving economy and also as a result of those tax increases. that has led to this lowering of the u.s. deficit. that's something the obama administration says is a good thing. they feel like, you know, it's not getting enough attention here in all of this hullabaloo here in washington. >> a quick follow-up question if i might that kayla tausche raised. and that is all of the money that the federal government has collected in settlements, fines and so forth with, for example, financial services company -- companies in the hundreds of billions of dollars over the past four or f
chance to buy quality affordable health care as everybody else. a lot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law that will bring down health care costs even further, so if you lose your job or if you start a new business or you're self-employed or you're a young person trying several jobs until you find that one that sticks, you're going to be able to be insured. insurance that goes with you and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want, without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good. the prices are low. but, let's face it, we've had a problem. the website hasn't worked the way it's supposed to. over these last couple of weeks. adds a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to see how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. now ultimately this website, healthcare.gov, will be the easiest way to shop for and buy these new plans, because you can see these plans next to each other and compare prices and s
of patients that their personal information may be part of a huge tax scam. it's the latest example of a booming type of fraud, one that could cost a -- all of us a lot of money. most of the victims were patients of the orange county health department in florida. investigators came across a hand written list of names, patients who were targets of the scam. patients' personal info was storm, which the scammers used to submit fraudulent tax returns. when the government sent out refund checks, investigators say the crooks pocketed the cash. this is nothing new in the sunshine statement florida has the highest rate of this type of scam, but it seems a refund fraud is becoming a bigger threat for all of us. tax scammers last year tried to steal $6.5 billion from up suspecting victims, according to the irs. phil keating is live. do prosecutors -- florida health department workers. do they know if prosecutors were in on this or what's the story? >> reporter: they're think can that possibly the former health department workers, who according to the federal complaints, have already boned out
they knew what they were doing. even those folks couldn't afford it. it is not the rich paying more taxes. it is people who realize in order to buy insurance, which otherwise the irs is going to come after them, but in order to buy insurance, the premiums are up, the co pays are up, the deductibles are up sometimes up to several thousands of dollars. these folks are saying i can't afford health care and send my kids to college or buy the things i need to buy. has why it is outstanding -- that's why it is outstanding she says go and buy something else. the president has doctors on the team at the white house. but the moms and dads out there, the single moms and dads struggling to get through lost it and they don't know how to get it back. >> let's look atey -- lets 8 look. he said don't blame us. it is not the president's fault. >> the law does not say sears drops coverage. the law does not say you drop coverage. the insurance industry decides how it will make money. when the private companies decide that they will drop people or put them in the exchange you blame president obama. he is no
surpluses to deficits almost overnight. he tax cuts remained in effect. i think you're right, there should have been some revisiting of those tax cuts that were in effect, but the tax cuts allowed us to avoid a major recession back in 2001. host: you bring up deficits. how much motivation is there right now to get a grand deal done whether it's in this effort or future effort with u.s. just having posted its lowest deficits in 2008, is it? guest: we ended up the fiscal year that just ended, fiscal $6802013 with a deficit of billion. i believe the figure was, and that was a significant of 30%, 40% reduction of the previous year of $1.1 trillion. and the immediate effect, is it taking pressure off and things are improving. things are improving in the near term. part of the reason why the deficit came down so significantly, receive news wept up 13% and spending wept down 2% last year. the combination of those two resulted in the deficit coming down. the difficulty is that while that's a good sign in the near term, all projections because of the demographics are going forward, all projections
drink bought if san francisco. today, a supervisor will introduce a bill slapping a tax on sugary drinks to battle oh boast. amy? >> good morning. imagine coming here to buy your soda and getting taxed for it. the idea is to tax two cents an ounce, all sugar-sweetened beverages including sports energy drinks and sodas. the supervisor was motivated by the rising oh boast rate in -- obesity rate in the country. it is estimated this will bring in $31 million a year. >> we have taxed alcohol for a long-term. it is not out of the ordinary to tax products with negative side effects. california for food and beverage choice says and i quote, "such measures are unnecessary, wasteful distractions from serious policy-making." the idea is to introduce this to the board today and get it on the ballot
, but certainly large entertainment venues will attract a lot of customers and bring in tax dollars for the city if we do this. >> strictly from a security perspective we have the problems at night. we are flooding the streets with drunk people, with more people at one time than any other time throughout the night and it's taxing on laughed, taxing on security and neighborhood. so having a staggered approach, not every venue should be able to go to 4:00 a.m. and i agree with that. bars go to a certain point and maybe there is a clear definition of those industries and subcategories are. absolutely it's a necessary tool for us to make sure that we limit the amount of violence that happens every night. >> that's a difficult question for law enforcement standpoint. i think it's a good time for another trivia question. [ laughter ] which seated commissioner was tinker bell at disneyland. we take pride in ourselves to the police department to be very open minded and i think that most of the venues that deals with the security or patrons or entrepreneurs will know that we are very open minded and we l
over in france where farmers are saying no way to a new tax. >> i'm phil torezz, coming up next on techknow. >> hike! >> america's favorite sport is under fire. >> now, that impact simulated 100 g's of acceleration in your brain. >> it's the opponent no player can see. >> so the system is showing real-time impact. >> can science prevent concussions? >> i did my job and just had to sacrifice my brain to do it. >> the final farewell for an american space hero. family, friends and dignitaries will pay their respect to scott carpenter in colorado today. carpenter died on october 10th at the age of 88. the public service will follow a private family funeral. john glenn is scheduled to speak at the memorial service. >>> thousands of people in france are protesting against new taxes. the government has promised increases of $4 billion to reduce the national deficit. >> reporter: several thousand people here in northwest france, they are furious about their so-called ecotax that the president, president hollande, wants to introduce. he's already backtracked slightly. he's going to suspend it fo
they have to bring it back from over seas and pay tax on it. does that tell you anything if they borrow to buy? >> yeah, i've seen that a lot and i think the match shows that that can make sense and again, that's an issue with the tax code. it -- i don't necessarily agree with some of the tax policies that we have for patrioting of cash but with those costs to bring back in money from the united states, it certainly can make sense to borrow and buy back. >> we'll leave it there. thank you for your thoughts. tim courtney. >>> and some more trouble at jp morgan chase. the u.s. justice department and securities exchange commission are looking into the hiring practices at jp mogen at hong kong offices. relative of chinese party officials got jobs there and the bank said in a regulatory filing that several u.s. government agencies requested information about the foreign exchange trading business and whether employees were rigging the market. >>> jp morgan chase isn't alone. citi group, the bank that conducts the most international business revealed that federal investigators are looking into
in $5,200 a year but the league untouchable by the tax man? why the league has been able to be tax exempt and who is trying to stop that. >> a new study reveals music does more than make us all dance. why children might want to listen to us before they take a test. [ grunts softly ] [ ding ] i sense you've overpacked, your stomach. try pepto to-go. it's pepto-bismol that fits in your pocket. relief can be yours, but your peanuts... are mine. ♪ we need a new recipe. let us consult the scroll of infinite deliciousness. perfect. [ wisest kid ] campbell's has the recipes kids love. so good! [ wisest kid ] at campbellskitchen.com. [ gong ] m'm! m'm! good! >> 26 palestinian prisoners rb released. they will be the second group of prisoners to be let go since august. israeli and palestinian representatives began talks in jerusalem this summer after a three-year hiatus. as part of the process israel agreed to release 104 palestinian prisoners. edwa a trader according to michael morrell. he claims the nsa leaker caused more harm than good-bye releasing the nsa secret play book. still the f
. a lot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law that will bring down costs even further so if you lose your job, or you start a new business, or you're self-employed or a young person trying several jobs until you find that one that sticks, you're going to be able to be insured. insurance that goes with you. and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. now this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good, the prices are low. but let's face it, we've had a problem. the website hasn't worked the way it's supposed to over the last couple of weeks. and as a consequence a lot of people haven't had a chance to see just how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. now ultimately this website, healthcare.gov will be the easiest way to shop for and buy the easiest plans. you will see them next to each other and compare prices and see what kind of coverage it provides, but look, there's no denying it. right now, the websi
be asked to pay a little bit more in taxes. maybe we might want to end all of the corporate loopholes that currently exist. again, that's not bernie sanders. january 29, 2013, poll by hart research associates. 66% of the american people believe the wealthiest 2% should pay more in taxes, and 64% of the american people believe that large corporations should pay more in taxes than they do today. well, guess what? the american people have given us a solution to the major crises facing the american people. they will want to invest in our economy, they will want to create jobs, they want to ask the wealthy and large corporations to pay more in taxes. they do not want to cut social security, medicare and medicaid. that's the real world. then you come back to washington. what are people saying? let's cut social security, medicare and medicaid, let's not invest in our infrastructure and create jobs, and in fact let's give more tax breaks to the wealthy and large corporations. so this is an alice in wonderland world. the american people are saying one thing and the lobbyists around here and ma
the pike? how many taxes are in there? nice that it is covering people, but when will it -- what is it going to cost us? i think that americans really want to know and it is not out there in black-and-white. you should be able to look and see. there are a lot of important things that have been done wrong. the president has lied to us. thank you. host: a little bit more about the book "double down." it is just coming out. even after obama named hillary clinton as secretary of state, finding their wounds, he could barely endure spending time with the clinton. he rarely contacted his democratic predecessor in the years after taking office. after midterm losses for his party, the incumbent and his inner circle realized that they still needed the popular mr. clinton. they golfed together in 2011 in an effort to get closer together. they did not even finish 18 holes. r. obama succinctly expressed his view of mr. clinton saying that he liked him in doses. to thema, who is known test campaign donor nations said that he could not name his top five vendors. he says he has no idea. after me
care as everybody else. a lot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law that will bring town costs even further. so that if you lose your job or you you start a new business, or you're self-employed or you're a young person trying several jobs up you find that one that sticks, you'll be able to be ensured. insurance that goes with you. and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. now, this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good. the prices are lower. but let's face it, we've had a problem. the website hasn't worked the way it is supposed to over these last couple of weeks. and as a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to see just how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. ultimately this website, healthcare.gov, will be the easiest way to shop for and buy these new plans because you can see all these plans right next to each other and compare prices and see what kind of coverage it provides.
affordable health care as everybody else. a hot of people will qualify for new tax credits under this law, that will bring down costs even further. so that if you lose your job, or you start a new business, or you're self-employed or you're a young person trying several jobs until you find that one that sticks. you're going to be able to be insured. insurance that goes with you. and gives you freedom to pursue whatever you want. without fear that accident or illness will derail your dreams. this marketplace is open now. insurance companies are competing for that business. the deal is good, the prices are low. but let's face it, we've had a problem. a website hasn't worked the way it's supposeded to. over these last couple of weeks. and as a consequence, a lot of people haven't had a chance to see just how good the prices for quality health insurance through these marketplaces really are. now ultimately, this website, healthcare.gov, will be the easiest way to shop for and buy these new plans, because you can see all these plans right next to each other and compare prices and see what kind
they weren't really raising taxes on the wealthy. we were just returning to clinton era levels. listen. >> all we're asking is that folks like me go back to the rates we paid under bill clinton. >> the same level they were during the clinton administration. >> it's bringing tax rates up to what it was for the wealthy in the clinton era. >> so is this a cut to food stamps or not? >> sure, it's a cut to food stamps. let's not play semantic games. if you were getting a certain amount of food stamps yesterday and today you get less, that's a cut. now, that said, the fact is that we are still spending more and more money on this program, and we can't just continue to expand it forever. >> but isn't it because people need it? look, there's this perception out there that -- and you've ever seen, not everybody on food stamps needs food stamps to survive. there's this perception that some of these people might be lazy. there's a perception that people are somehow gaming the system. but when we talk to food bank people who run food banks, they say that is not what we see coming through the front
that's the affordable care act. better protections for americans for insurance. new tax credits to help americans afford it. more choice, more competition. more security. not just for the uninsured but the under insured. we pay more in premium us and taxes when folks who are under insured visit the emergency room. we get taxed. and since we all benefit there are parts of this law that also require everybody to contribute. it requires everyone to take some measure of responsibility. to help pay for the law, the wealthiest americans, families who make $250,000 a year have got to pay a little bit more. the most expensive health insurance plan no longer qualified for unlimited facts tx breaks, some are not happy about it, but it's the right thing to do. unlike people in massachusetts, most people who can afford health insurance have to buy insurance or pay a penalty. again, they shouldn't just dump those costs on to the rest of us. everybody has some responsibilities. now, it is also true that some americans who have health insurance plans that they bought on their own through the old indiv
for young people. >> i vote for the tax, yeah. as long as i know for sure it's definitely going toward that program and definitely going toward that cause then, yeah, i'd pay for the tax. >> sugar is terrible for you and everyone drinks sugar all the time. i feel like people would stop drinking sugar y sodas if they were 24 cents extra. >> the idea would need support from the majority of supervisors to get on the ballot. similar measures were defeetd last year. >>> and protesters plan a rally today against another one of scott weiner's proposals. this time, the supervisor wants san francisco parks to close between mid niethd and 5:00 a.m.. the idea is to stop vandalism and theft. protesters say the plan targets homeless people. today's rally will be at noontime at city hal. >>> celebrity chef guy fierri took the stand against bay area teen accused of stealing his lam boar gee knee. max is accused of repealing into a san francisco car dealership in 2011 and stealing the $200,000 car to impress a girl. fieri spent five minutes on the stand yesterday telling the court he never gave permis
a year. didn't happen. it's not going to happen. he promised us no tax increases. huge tax increases. in fact, the biggest middle class tax increase we've ever seen. he told us that if we liked our health insurance plan we could keep it. tell that to 16 million americans today. or that the cost was actually going to go down. that didn't happen to jason anderson in my district who's 31 years old whose wife and 2-year-old baby saw their premium double and triple. >> what about all the people who can now buy health insurance because they had a pre-existing condition? earlier they couldn't buy health insurance. all of a sudden now they can go out and buy health insurance. you would welcome that. >> that was a heartbreaker for every american to hear those stories. that's something where republicans and democrats could have come together. the "washington post" said this is a $5 billion problem. you know me, wolf. i'm a strong fiscal conservative. i would have gone to the treasury and wrote out the check for 5 billion every year to pay for the pre-existing poll. that's something we could ta
, coming up. >>> imagine paying your taxes by the mile. the government charging you based on how far you drive. the new proposal. we'll tell you about it. who? not so much. my customers can shop around. but it doesn't usually work that way with health care. with unitedhealthcare, i get information on quality rated doctors, treatment options and cost estimates, so we can make better health decisions. that's health in numbers. unitedhealthcare. #%tiaintroducing cardioviva: the first probiotic to help maintain healthy cholesterol levels without a prescription. cardioviva. >>> time now for a political gut check of the morning. the white house is reviewing all u.s. surveillance programs after reports national security agency was spying on some 35 world leaders and the top senator on the senate intelligence committee says he is totally opposed to that surveillance and that data collection will not continue. cnn's chief national correspondent john king is here to talk more about all of this. it's pretty interesting where things have gotten with this spying controversy, john. the white house is
's the 1st of november, but a huge tax hit is being taken out of that in the state of california. some people say, oh, poor kobe, but maybe that would make him want to play for the rockets -- [laughter] >> more and more i think athletes are considering this, you know? the money they're making now you say, okay, maybe it's not as bad. we know up until recently athletes, you know, have gone broke or really said, golly, have to find a new job or career, but almost 40% federal, 3.78% for medicare and 13.3% california. so 56.7% of his income going to taxes, and it's an environment of paying your fair share, you know? i don't know how much of the public services out in california he's using. i just don't think it's that much. i don't think it's $14 million worth. connell: not exactly a sympathetic figure, but we get your point. >> that's the whole thing. no one's sympathetic except when it starts to trickle down. ofof course, in france they're starting to talk about not even having a soccer season this year. connell: 75%, incomes over a million euro? >> yeah. 75%. and so now the owners -- da
bag tax. some members don't want it to apply to places who don't sell food, like hardware stores. the 5-cent bag tax is aimed at cutting down on the number of plastic bags in or near local streams. >>> voters in washington state will be casting ballots tomorrow on a measure that could have ripple effects on the food industry all across the country. >> teresa garcia takes a look at a push to require labels on foods with genetically modified ingredients. >> staffers are working the fines at the seattle headquarter on the campaign. >> this is going to be a close election. g voters will decide on tuesday whether to require labeling on foods containing genetically modified organisms or gmo's. elizabeth is with the yes campaign. she says it's about giving shoppers a choice. >> i think it fund mentally boils down to, people want more information about our food. >> the labeling campaign raised $8 million. a fraction of the war chest on the no side. top opposition donors, like biochemical giants and dupont pioneer helped raise $22 million. they claim labels would scare consumers away
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